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Re: Looking for pointers on painting the bottom

Ditto on using a Scotchpad on vc17. I prefer to use it wet, either by dipping it in a bucket of water now and then, or hosing the bottom of the boat. No sense in exposing yourself to any copper dust...the water keeps it out of the air and your lungs.

When it comes time to apply another coat of vc17, of course you'll find plenty of into here on Sailnet. The beauty of vc17, as another poster pointed out in this thread, is that vc17 can be applied very thin, and therefore you avoid buildup. After years and years of applying vc17, you can still have a nice, smooth bottom without a bunch of buildup.
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Re: Looking for pointers on painting the bottom

I won't comment on the painting portion because it has been covered nicely already. As far as painting under the stands.......move/ reposition them one set at a time. It won't fall over, just loosen and move enough to expose the bare spot.

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Re: Looking for pointers on painting the bottom

Since your T30 is on a cradle with only 4 supports the above idea should be done by using an additional jack stand/boat jack to support the hull where you have lowered the cradle supports; one at a time.

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Re: Looking for pointers on painting the bottom

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Since your T30 is on a cradle with only 4 supports the above idea should be done by using an additional jack stand/boat jack to support the hull where you have lowered the cradle supports; one at a time.
I would suggest that you make sure to chain the stand to the cradle top and bottom just to make sure you don't get a shift. I like to err on the side of caution and over engineering. That being said Caleb's idea is good if you are comfortable with it and have a good stand.


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Keep in mind that many marinas do not want you to move the jack stands yourself they can do it for you its all insurance related if I recall correctly
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Re: Looking for pointers on painting the bottom

I doubt the guy would care or even know about it. He is rarely there. I could get another jack stand. but really the boat should be fine on three stands for a few minutes? It actually has a v shaped support in front also so there are technically five stands. There are alot of power boats around here that are just on a middle block with two stands in the back and nothing in the front.
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Re: Looking for pointers on painting the bottom

Don't go with just 3 points holding the boat.

From your pics I see you have vc17 it only takes a couple of hours to do , save it till the spring. like others have said just scuff the surface apply in thin coats (probably 1 to 1 1/2 cans) save some so when you go to launch, when the yard picks the boat up it only takes 5 min to scuff the 4 pad areas and quickly paint and another 10 min to dry. Most yards understand this and allow time for you to do it .
also the bottom (under side)of the keel may be a grounding point & should not be painted.

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Re: Looking for pointers on painting the bottom

Fellow posters who are reading this with the same original question (type) in mind please take note.

We (sail net folks) can help only if we know enough about your boat stuff to help.

The original response was (essentially) sand it off and repaint - a very good answer to someone with 5 layers of unablated ablative paint and barnacle stubs and such.

A very very bad answer to someone with VC17 and a barrier coat and that's it.
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I doubt the guy would care or even know about it. He is rarely there. I could get another jack stand. but really the boat should be fine on three stands for a few minutes? It actually has a v shaped support in front also so there are technically five stands. There are alot of power boats around here that are just on a middle block with two stands in the back and nothing in the front.
Perhaps not, well until a boat falls because someone moved the stands incorrectly. I wouldn't want someone reading this thread to think its okay to move their jack stands without checking with the marina office first. "The guy" may not care, but the person whom owns the boat near yours might care? Its a presumptuous to think otherwise IMO.

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Re: Looking for pointers on painting the bottom

I agree. As I already stated. Even with the extensive rigging experience I have that I would not even think of moving the stands myself.
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